Taking care of self is not being selfish! We need the me time to live our lives in a more peaceful, tolerant manner...which, in fact, helps those whos lives we touch on a daily basis. We find ourselves more calm, more loving and more balanced.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it is easier than you think! Just a few minutes each day will make a world of difference...and you feel the effects immediately!There are many different meditations available for us to use, it depends on what you are trying to achieve. I will be sharing my favorite meditations with you and will let you know specifically what they are used for. The most popular ones are the relaxation meditation, which allows the tension to leave the body and mind, and replaces it with calm, peaceful energy to enable you to get thru your day. This only takes a few minutes, and you can do this any time, anywhere...even sitting at work! It is like a power nap for your mind.
QUICK RELAXATION TECHNIQUE:
Sit comfortably in a chair, feet flat on floor, hands resting in lap. If you want to leave your eyes open, find one thing to focus on (a picture on a wall, a flower, etc.) or you can gently close your eyes. Take a deep breath thru the nose as deep as you can, and exhale gently thru the mouth. With each breath you feel your shoulders relax, then your arms, torso, legs & feet. As you relax, feel peaceful, loving energy enter thru the top of your head, flowing down thru the head, shoulders, arms, hands, torso, legs & feet. Feel this energy exit out the soles of your feet and enter into the floor, all the way down into the ground. Allow this energy to flow until you feel very relaxed. Do not allow your mind to think of anything else but the relaxation...as you get to this point...say to yourself DEEP, PEACEFUL RELAXATION at least three times.Try this exercise when you are feeling anxious (like at the dentists office), do this before you react to the stress...you will find you can handle it much more easily and will not have the adverse reaction we usually would if we allow the situation to get the better of us.
Your body feels lighter...your mind is calm...you may even feel this triggering a smile on your face...
This is your quiet area...filled with peace and warm, loving energy. Know that you can come back to this place anytime by sitting, relaxing and saying in your mind,
DEEP PEACEFUL RELAXATION....your mind and body will automatically follow.
When you feel relaxed and at peace, you may come back in your own time, and continue with your day!